Frontier Project


The project, in short

Completed in August 2009, the Frontier Project is a United States Green Building Council LEED® Platinum certified demonstration facility to educate the local community, businesses and builders in the latest sustainable methods and technologies related to water, energy and site conservation.

The Frontier Project and HMC Architects participate in a Learning Laboratory Collaborative that promotes sustainable building and operation strategies. The Learning Laboratory Collaborative intends to share their results and research findings with the community to help others make buildings more sustainable and efficient. The project includes many sustainable strategies: rain water harvesting, storm management, cool tower, solar chimneys, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water collectors, drought tolerant gardens, pervious concrete, sun shading device made from post-consumer wood, cool roof, green roof, daylight harvesting, recycled content interior finishes, local materials, and 88% of construction material diverted from landfills.


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Project name Frontier Project
Type (new/renovation) New
Designer(s) HMC Architects
Owner(s) Rancho Cucamonga Water District
Developer(s) Rancho Cucamonga Water District
Year of construction 2009
Address, Country 10435 Ashford St, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Building life span 75 years
Heating-degree days 1599
Cooling-degree days 1937
Project gross area above ground [m²] 1410
Project gross area (including below ground) [m²] 1021
Site area [m²] 4018
Stories (above grade) 2
Occupancy type(s) Commercial
Typical building population 8 (there are many events and visitors)
Number of operating hours / year 2000
Assessment phase concluded
Assessment tool LEED
Rating Platinum

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